The finishing touches on Dick Windemuth Field at Enochs High School in Modesto were recently completed.
The field, named for the longtime Modesto High School and Davis High School coach, was dedicated 10 years ago.
Former players raised funds for the field and scoreboard, but one piece of the plan, a bronze plaque of Windemuth on a brick wall near the backstop, wasn’t completed.
Local sculptor Betty Saletta was commissioned this year and produced the likeness of Windemuth, known by many as “Mr. Baseball” and “The Mad Russian.”
A “party” or recognition of the completed field will be held next spring. The organizers promise plenty of “Russian peanuts (sunflower seeds”) for everyone.